Thursday, July 16, 2009

Faith Sampler

Well, I am slowly learning what blogging is all about, i think. I am also trying to figure out how to take photos of my stitch work. All the pictures I took today are too dark, but I HAVE to post something before you start throwing rotten eggs at me, so I retook some pictures of my first sampler. It is the Faith Sampler and I believe it is by Emie Bishop. I did this sampler about 12 to 15 years ago. The photos are not very good, but I will take other photos in the next day or so and have some better posts to follow!

It was a great starter sampler as there were so many different stitches in it to learn, and as well, it was my first piece where i had to cut threads, remove some, and reweave others. I did this sampler out of a shop in Grimsby, Ontario which unfortunately, is no longer there. We did it as a SAL and there were about 20 of us that met once a month for about 10 months to get it done.

Okay, I am also learning that when I convert files from RAW format to JPG, to not make the pixels too small or the detail will be lost! sigh.... I think I need a secretary!!

Here are some close ups of the sampler:

Well, I must tell you, that Blogging is actually quite stressful!!! lol... Forget trying to fit all the pictures in and then having them disappear!!!! While taking a picture of the hardanger piece below, my dog Skyler decided she liked it alot (or maybe she didn't like it!!) so she grabbed it and I had to chase her around the yard to get it back!!! Unfortunately, there are no pictures of the chase, but, both the hardanger piece and the dog are safe; no injuries to either.

And finally, I will attach a photo of the "offending" dog, who is being a comedian trying to get my attention while I am taking photos. She must have been mad that I took this picture, because it is right after this that she took the hardanger piece!!!

Well, I think that is it for me tonight! Alot of lessons learned and hopefully it will be easier next time!

1 comment:

  1. a STARTER sampler? are you joking?

    and the dog... are you sure she's not laughing at you when you were chasing her? lol

    The hardanger piece is beautiful, and with that variegated floss. Beautiful. I still hate you!